| Feb 4, 2015
| 4:04 PM
The 73-year-old brother of Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid was arrested Monday after he was found in a parked vehicle in the dirt median of a state highway in southern Nevada.
A Nevada Highway Patrol officer, believing a car had broken down, found...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 1:58 PM
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid will undergo surgery on his right eye next week to deal with an injury sustained in an exercise accident on New Year's Day, his office announced Wednesday.
The Nevada Democrat will have the operation Monday at George...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 6:20 PM
Sen. Elizabeth Warren has an explanation for the singular nature of her power.
"I'll always be an outsider. That's how I understand the world," the Massachusetts Democrat said in an interview. "There's a real benefit to being clear about this. I know...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 3:35 PM
WASHINGTON When a scarred and bandaged Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., appeared on the Senate floor for his first speech of the year, the chamber's new majority leader and Reid's own top deputy slipped and briefly called him the "majority leader."...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 7:50 PM
WASHINGTON The Senate debated on Wednesday 18 amendments to the Keystone XL Pipeline Bill, more than it considered on all bills debated in all of 2014.
It's a new day in the Senate under Republican control of "the world's most deliberative body."
| Jan 26, 2015
| 5:00 AM
New Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) promised senators late last year that he'd return to the "regular order" of debate and amendments that his predecessor, Democrat Harry Reid of Nevada, had abandoned. But as the Senate struggled to...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 11:06 AM
John A. Boehner secured a third term as House Speaker on Tuesday, overcoming a brazen revolt by GOP conservatives to oust him but renewing questions about his hold over the chamber’s often rambunctious majority.
A total of 24 rank-and-file...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 4:52 PM
The 114th Congress, which began its work on Tuesday, ushers in an era of conservative legislative leadership. Victories in several Senate races last fall handed control of that chamber to Republicans, who tightened their grip on the House as well.
| Nov 28, 2014
| 4:19 PM
For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
— Newton's Third Law of Motion
America's Newtonian Constitution might again function according to Madisonian expectations if a provoked Congress regains its spine and self-respect,...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 10:49 AM
As President Obama sets out on a new public campaign to highlight positive economic trends during his administration, the Senate's top Republican on Wednesday signaled how his party will seek to blunt that message — and even take a measure of credit...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 7:06 AM
We survived the 2014 midterm elections. The American people have spoken. But what did they say?
One thing we know for certain, the voters did not like President Obama. What is surprising, however, is how quickly political pundits began focusing on the...